Political newcomer Bruce Griffey defeated gas tax increase-supporting State Rep. Tim Wirgau in State House District 75 Republican primary Thursday night, 58 per cent to 42 percent.
The final results, as reported by The Tennessee Secretary of State’s office, were:
|Bruce I. Griffey||6,380||58.39%|
Wirgau was not the only gas tax increase supporter to lose last night. State Rep. Barry “Boss” Doss (R-Leoma) was defeated by political newcomer Clay Doggett in State House District 70.
As The Tennessee Star reported, Wirgau also voted in favor of granting in-state tuition to illegal aliens.
In other notable primary races in the Tennessee General Assembly, Brandon Ogles won the State House District 61 Republican primary to replace retiring State Rep. Charles Sargent (R-Franklin), defeating attorney Gino Bulso, who finished in second place. Jeff Ford took third place and conservative activist Rebecca Burke finished in fourth place.
The final results, as reported by the Tennessee Secretary of State’s office were:
|Rebecca Ann Burke||1,604||14.53%|
|Terrence A. Smith||250||2.27%|
Other primary winners included Dr. Brent Moody, who won the GOP primary in outgoing Tennessee Speaker of the House Beth Harwell’s 56th State House District.